Roman Waalpainting on a bridge in Nijmegen with woman cycling
Roman Waalpainting on a bridge in Nijmegen with woman cycling

Radboud Institute for Culture & History

The Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH) is a research institute dedicated to exploring the present and the past through the lenses of culture, history, literature, and art. Our researchers collaborate with academic and societal partners to deepen our understanding of the dynamics of an interconnected world and provide context for pressing societal challenges such as inequality and climate change.


Jeroen Dera en Marieke Hoetjes

NWO SSH Open Competitie XS grant for Jeroen Dera and Marieke Hoetjes

Literature scholar Jeroen Dera and linguist Marieke Hoetjes each receive an SGW-XS grant. With this grant, they will conduct research on reader representations in TV series and on the effect of hand gestures in conversations.

Tekst uit een boek van het onderzoek PASSIM

PASSIM project

PASSIM studies the medieval reception of the Latin sermons preached by the Early Church Fathers, using a digital network of manuscripts.

Artist Kathryn Smith poses next to reconstructed portrait of fugitive enslaved person

Artist in Residence: Facing Slavery in Nijmegen

From 22 – 29 April 2024 Kathryn Smith (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) will take residency in Besiendershuis, where she will be working on a portrait which symbolizes the involvement of Nijmegen in slavery practices.


Radboud Ancient and Medieval Lecture Series: Petra Schmidl

Meeting of research group The Eighties on 'Gay politics'

Virtual tour of the PASSIM web application

SIG-ROLE Seminar

Visiting address

The Radboud Institute for Culture and History is located in the Erasmus Building in Nijmegen.

Erasmusplein 1
6525 HT Nijmegen


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